On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 7:14 AM, Ramkumar Ramachandra
<artag...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to configure the location of ~/.gitconfig through an
> environment variable.  My usecase is a simple enough: I have a
> repository with all my dotfiles, and I don't want to symlink
> ~/dotfiles/.gitconfig from $HOME after cloning it.  Does anyone else
> think the feature will be useful?
> A couple of similar examples:
> 1. The git templates directory is configurable via the
> GIT_TEMPLATE_DIR variable.
> 2. The location of ~/.zshrc, ~/.zlogin etc is configurable via the
> ZDOTDIR variable in ZSH.

There was some work recently to teach git about the XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable.

Would that help, or are the XDG variables too global for your usage?
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